Auxiliary verbs


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(Gram.) See Auxiliary, n., 3.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He - probably swayed by prudential consideration of the folly of offending a good tenant - relaxed a little in the laconic style of chipping off his pronouns and auxiliary verbs, and introduced what he supposed would be a subject of interest to me, - a discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of my present place of retirement.
." so ran the questions, considerably devoid of auxiliary verbs and such details of construction.
As for auxiliary verbs, 45 percent of students were unable to express "Can you open the box?"
Go with either "You'll both receive" or "Both of you will receive" (if you want to avoid splitting your main and auxiliary verbs) but never "You'll both will receive."
The fourth rule is that auxiliary verbs usually take the present form of the principal verb except for the auxiliary verbs "to have "and "to be."
Moreover, in order to perform statistically a factor analysis for frequencies of particles and auxiliary verbs, all Japanese literature texts in BCCWJ speaker information corpus have been utilised.
High self-verifiers use more 'function words' (prepositions, pronouns, auxiliary verbs) which reflects how fluidly an individual speaks, as well as more 'seeing words' (such as 'look', 'see', 'view')."
Presumably, the author of the note has remembered that subjunctives are used in Latin to express potential facts or states of affairs, as English does with modal auxiliary verbs like 'could,' 'would,' or 'may,' but has either forgotten that this is only one of many uses of the subjunctive or simply has not bothered to go look at the passage in Bacon to see how he uses it there.
One example of overgeneralization is the unnecessary addition of auxiliary verbs which is evident from the data provided in Table (v):
In the same way we always use first form after model auxiliary verbs i.e.
She traces the emergence and further development of the Sogdian periphrastic perfect employing the auxiliary verbs "be" and "have," and shows that during its succeeding stages Sogdian traveled along a path of syntactic changes that was previously thought to be specific to the European Sprachbund.
Hebrew lacks a dedicated, grammatically distinct set of auxiliary verbs like English can ~ could, may ~ might, must, shall ~ should, will ~ would, instead relying on predicative operators that are often morphologically anomalous, invariably followed by a verb in the infinitive, e.g., yaxol 'be able to', alul, asuy 'be likely, liable to', carix 'have to, should' (Reilly et al.